About a week ago, T-Pain took to Facebook with 5 O'clock. A few hours later I released it via TheJourney. Then, a couple days later I was unexpectedly hit with an Digital Millenium Copright Act [DMCA] blogger notification. Check out what a DMCA blogger notification looks like here. It's essentially a claim from a private party demanding that Google [Blogger] take down the blog post in controversy because it allegedly violates the original copyright-owner's rights. A hefty charge no doubt, as Blogger has the contractual right to shut down a blog that incurs too many notifications.
The dumbest part is that there is little to no recourse. Google has no online forum or 1-800 number accessible to discuss the validity behind DMCA notifications. Nor does the United States Copyright Office. It's an example of how far behind-the-times our current copyright law is. The validity behind US copyright law is not keeping pace with technology, circumvention methods nor social media. The artist himself released this music. There is no 'leaking' preemptively here. Ohhhh wellllll, I guess. Sh*t kinda annoyed me to say the least, just thought I'd share it with ya.